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SUMMER SUITING: MHL BY MARGARET HOWELL

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Peggs & son, MHL by Margaret HowellWith the sun continuing to make more of appearance this year, we are back again with another look at some ideas for summer suiting. For the previous instalment of this series we took a look at the offerings from Universal Works and we are continuing the British theme with MHL By Margaret Howell.

Peggs & son, MHL by Margaret HowellMuch like Universal Works, the offerings from Margaret Howell this season are fully rooted in simple and elegant items of British workwear. We think this approach works really well as all the formal details are present, such as notched lapels and a button fastened front, just in a more relaxed and comfortable package. Margaret has given her Work blazer a summer makeover and it is has been constructed from soft and light cotton. What we think works best though is the wonderful shape which has an unstructured cut but the fit still retains an air of smartness.

Peggs & son, MHL by Margaret HowellPlenty of workwear details are present such as the slim lapel, the two button fastening, the robust construction and pocket detailing on the left breast. Best of all, the jacket can easily be washed thanks to the lack of lining. This is a low maintenance jacket for people who just want to throw on a comfortable, good looking blazer.

Peggs & son, MHL by Margaret HowellThe Work blazer also comes with matching trousers entitled the Slim chinos. Made from the same lightweight cotton and coming in a washed blue colourway, these make the perfect accompaniment to the Work blazer, offering a considered and practical pair of trousers. The slim tapered fit isn’t too extreme but enough to still retain a smart look that can be paired with anything from a pair of light tan brogues to some canvas trainers.

Peggs & son, MHL by Margaret HowellTo shop the rest of the MHL By Margaret Howell collection, please head on over to our website.

SUMMER SUITING: UNIVERSAL WORKS

Peggs & son, Universal Works

With summer well on the way, the season of BBQs, weddings and other social events begin. With a party on a sunny Brighton rooftop or down the beach, you can get away with a pair of jeans and a relaxed t-shirt. But for those occasions when the attire required needs to be a little more formal, a suit jacket and trousers paired with a shirt is the only way forward. You definately don’t want to be that guy at a wedding who rocks up in a pair of shorts and deck shoes, but neither do you want to be sweltering under a thick three-piece suit in the midday heat of a balmy July afternoon.

Peggs & son, Universal Works

However, there is a compromise – lightweight, relaxed suits that offer the wearer protection from the sun whilst still retaining a smarter feel. So for the first part in our series that takes a closer look at summer suiting, we showcase what the new collection from Universal Works has to offer for the man who wants to remain as casual as possible in formal situations.

Peggs & son, Universal Works

The style of Universal Works is firmly rooted in classic British workwear and their suiting reflects this with a relaxed feel and unstructured shapes. This lends itself perfectly to the hotter weather with slightly looser fits and thinner materials that are more than acceptable in the height of summer. Combine this with light shades such as grey and blue, informal details such as multiple pockets and Universal Works’ unique modern twist and you’ll be looking calm and collected when you’re sipping on a gin and tonic in the afternoon sun.

To check out the rest of the Universal Works collection, please head on over to our website. Many thanks to Adam Kola for the photographs.

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt SS12

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Last season saw the first collaboration between Adam Kimmel, an acclaimed New York based fashion designer, and Carhartt, the nations leading manufacture of premium work wear.

For Spring/ Summer ’12 they have collaborated again with another very strong collection of reworked classic Carhartt pieces, tailored into slimmer cuts with more refined fabrics, creating a very stylish but rugged feel. The slimmed-down sportswear approach provides a functional yet stylish take on iconic American classics.

We have selected 5 styles from the capsule collection which we feel will compliment the British summer and are available to purchase online here.

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Reversible Shirt Jacket | Slim Fit Pant

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Two Button Blazer

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Artist Work Jacket (Also in header)